Chapter 6

Chapter 6

"It reminds me," Sakura said, doing her best impression of Itachi. "Of the broken battlements, in my own castle in Transylvania." She fell back onto Tsunade's bed giggling. "Oh Tsunade, wasn't he funny?"

Tsunade looked at her pink haired girl through the vanity mirror as she brushed her blond hair with a silver hairbrush. "Laugh all you like," Tsunade said stiffly. "I think he's fascinating."

Sakura sat up and brought her knees to her chest. "I didn't mean anything by it. But at least give me someone normal."

"Like Sasuke?" Tsunade asked with a smirk.

Sakura blushed. "Yes. Like Sasuke."

Tsunade put her chin in her hand and looked up at the ceiling. "Castle," she muttered. "Itachi… Dracula… Transylvania…"

Sakura stood with a smirk of her own. "Well Countess," she said as she bowed dramatically to her friend. "I will leave you to your Count and his ruin abbey."

Both girls laugh as Sakura hugged her friend. "Goodnight, Tsunade."


Then, Sakura straitened and left the room.

Tsunade stood up and stretched. She walked over to the window and opened it to let in the night air. As she looked out the window, her eyes widened. There, just a few feet from her house, she could've sworn that she saw Itachi standing out side, looking right at her. Then, with a blink of an eye, he was gone.

Tsunade shook her head. 'It must have been my imagination,' she thought.

Then, she picked book that lay open on the desk and went over to the bed. She pulled the covers up to her chest as she continued from where she left off.

But just as she was about to start, she felt herself grown incredibly tiered. 'That's strange. I wasn't tired before.' Then, just as the thought left her head, she fell asleep without even turning out the light.

Itachi stood in front of Tsunade's house as he looked up at the window that she had just opened.

He looked around to see if anyone was around. When he was sure that he was alone, he transformed into a big grey bat and flew up to and threw the open window.

As soon he pasted the windowsill, he turned back into his human form and landed soundlessly on the carpeted floor.

He looked at the sleeping blond in the bed. 'Mmm. Delicious,' he thought as he inched closer. He felt his fangs grow longer as he leaned in toward her neck. Closer and closer his mouth got until it clamped onto her neck.

Tsunade's' eyes and mouth shot open in pain.

Itachi quickly covered her mouth with his hand to prevent her from making any noise and waking everyone in the house.

She struggled as hard as she could as he continued to drink her blood.

Just as he was about to drain the last drop from her body, she knocked the bedside lamp over, causing it to fall with a loud crash.

He quickly released her neck and backed away. He knew that they would wake up soon. He looked down at the blond as her eyes closed. 'She'll share the same fate as I have,' he thought as he transformed into his bat form again and flew out the window.

Sakura sat up in her bed when she heard the sudden noise. 'It sounded like it came from Tsunade's room,' she thought as she slowly got out of bed. She slipped her slippers onto her feet as she walked out of her room and down the hall to hers. "Tsunade?" she called out as she softly rapped her knuckles on the door.

She didn't reply.

Sakura opened the door.

She found Tsunade's bedside lamp on the floor in little pieces. Tsunade herself was lying in her bed.

But something was not right. She looked so much paler and her head was slightly angled in a strange position.

As Sakura tried to get a better look, she saw something red on her sheets. 'It looks like blood. But that can't be.'

She walked closer to her, her heart pounding in her chest. As she touched Tsunade's face, she felt her skin was incredibly cold. She turned Tsunade's head to show the other side of her neck.

Sakura's hand flew to her mouth. The other side of Tsunade's neck was a bloodied, as well as the sheets underneath her, and had two very small holes in the side.

Sakura couldn't take it anymore. She turned and fled from her best friends' room, screaming at the top of her lungs, waking everyone in the house up.

Sakura called the hospital as quickly as she could in hopes that she could save her friend.

Little did she know that it was too late.

At the hospital…

Three doctors and Iruka Umino–all clad in white-stood over Tsunade's body, trying to save her.

Finally, the head doctor shook his head when the saw that it was too late for her.

"Another death," he said. "Just like the flower girl last night. Doctor Umino, when was the last transfusion?"

"About four hours ago," he said.

"An unnatural loss of blood," the second doctor said. "Which we have been powerless to change."

The head doctor turned to the third doctor and held out his hand.

He grabbed a magnifying glass and handed it to his superior.

The head doctor took it and held it up to the neck of the now dead woman. "On the throat of each victim," he continued. "The same two little marks."

"Well," said the second doctor. "There is nothing else we can do."

"Yes," Iruka agreed. "I must tell Tsunade's parents. Those poor people were so upset when they heard that she was in the hospital. It'll be even worse now.

The next day at the Sanitarium…

Everything was quite and calm. Until a shout was heard for everyone to hear.


The nurses knew at once who it was. It was the newest patient, Deidara. Deidara had this obsession of eating flies, though they didn't know why-he had said it would help him retain his life by destroying theirs. Recently, he suddenly developed an appetite for spiders.

"He probably wants his flies again!!" one of the other patients yelled.

Deidara's bedroom…


"C'mon," grunted a man with long brown hair as he tried to wrestle something out of his hands.

Finally, he managed to take a fairly large spider from his hands and walked to the barred window.

"No Neji," Deidara said as he tried to stop him. "Please don't. Don't throw my spider away from me!"

But Neji threw it out anyway.

"Oh, Neji, no," he wailed.

Neji turned from the window to face Deidara while wiping his hands. "Aren't you ashamed?" he asked. "Spiders now, is it? Flies aren't good enough?"

"Flies?" Deidara asked in shock. "Flies? Poor puny things! Who wants to eat flies?"

"You do, you loony," Neji said.

"Not when I can get nice, fat spiders."

"Alright fine," Neji said as he left the room. "Have it you own way."

Doctor Umino's office…

A man with silver hair and a mask that covered most of his face, sat at Doctor Umino's desk as he pored a certain chemical into a tube that was filled half way with someone's' blood.

This man, was the famous Doctor Kakashi Hatake

Iruka and Kakashi were close friends, and the strange cases of the Tsunade and the flower girls' death, and the equally strange behavior of the newest patient, Deidara, intrigued him to come from his home in America and visit his friend in London, bringing his colleges Sai and Gaara to assist

After poring the chemical into the tube, the substance turned to an even darker red-almost black- color.

Kakashi turned a red haired man who was sitting to his left. "Gaara, read what I have written down, if you please."

Gaara nodded as he read from the book in Latin- though to Iruka, it sounded like gibberish.

As soon as Gaara finished, Kakashi turned to all three men. "Gentlemen, we are dealing with the… Undead."

"Nosferatu?" the man with black hair asked.

"Yes, Nosferatu, Sai," Kakashi said. "The Undead. A Vampire. The Vampire attacks the throat," he continued as he brought his hand up to his neck. "It leaves two little wounds, white with red symptoms. Just like that of the flower girl, and Miss Tsunade."

The three other men looked around with white faces.

"Doctor Umino, your patient, Deidara-whose blood I just analyzed-is obsessed with the idea that he must devour living things in order to sustain his own life, am I correct?"

"Yes," Iruka said. "But Professor Hatake, modern medical science doesn't admit to such creature. The Vampire is a pure myth. A superstition."

"Well," Kakashi said. "I may be able to bring you proof. That the superstition of yesterday, can become the scientific reality of today." Kakashi stood up and looked at Gaara and Sai. "You two can go back to the states. I would like to handle this case on my own."

"Are you sure?" Gaara asked. "You might need our help."

Kakashi shook his head. "I'll be fine. You two can go now."

Then, both men gave a curt nod, got up, and left the room.

A.N. whoo. It took a long to work that chapter up! I'd like to thank my reviewers for chapter 5: krazykoreangurl, shadowriter318, Sam-AKA-SakuxSasuLover, AaNlMyEa, Cherry Explosion, ItaSakuSasu fafic addict, 'GOTH Lolita27', NorthernLights25, AmberStallion,, sasusakuislife, alana124pyro, and horse princess. And I'd like to thank the reviewers for the A.N. I put up: gaaralover1921, and krazykoreangurl. Thank you again for being so paitent with me and sticking with my story. I hope to see your reviews! Constructive critisisum is welcome, but NO FALMING!! Please read and review!!

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